Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/dark_schneidr/ on line 377
Gamer's Lounge (Presented by Darkschneidr) › Forums › Public Forums › Technical Support › How to factory restore an Inspiron 1525

[x] Main Menu
 Home Community Members options Web Resources Search

[x] User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Latest: jfauifsja
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 388

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 53
Total: 53
Who Is Where:
01: Event Calendar
02: Event Calendar
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Event Calendar
08: Event Calendar
09: Event Calendar
10: Event Calendar
11: Event Calendar
12: Forums
13: Event Calendar
14: Event Calendar
15: Event Calendar
16: Photo Gallery
17: Photo Gallery
18: Forums
19: Event Calendar
20: Event Calendar
21: Forums
22: Event Calendar
23: Event Calendar
24: Event Calendar
25: Event Calendar
26: Event Calendar
27: Event Calendar
28: Event Calendar
29: Forums
30: Event Calendar
31: Event Calendar
32: My Account
33: Event Calendar
34: Event Calendar
35: Event Calendar
36: Event Calendar
37: Event Calendar
38: Event Calendar
39: Downloads
40: Event Calendar
41: Event Calendar
42: Event Calendar
43: Event Calendar
44: Photo Gallery
45: Event Calendar
46: Event Calendar
47: Event Calendar
48: Forums
49: Event Calendar
50: Event Calendar
51: Event Calendar
52: Event Calendar
53: Event Calendar

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

How to factory restore an Inspiron 1525
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index Technical Support

Author Message
Site Admin

Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 1702
Location: AZ

PostPost subject: How to factory restore an Inspiron 1525
Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:30 am
Reply with quote

Since I tried searching for this topic and couldn't find a correct answer, I thought I would post one here.

To restore an Inspiron 1525, you must use the following process.

Prior to starting the process, you must know an administrator password to a local account.
(IE: Best Practice: Enable admin and set a password on the computer)

Note that if any of the following conditions exist, it will not work:
A. Upgraded Windows version and formatted drive.
B. Replaced drive and did a manual install from the disk.
C. Deleted the System Restore and MediaDirect partitions from the disk.
D. Booted a disk and ran fixmbr, or any similar command.

If none of these conditions exist, to access the restore image ability:

1. Boot the computer and hit F8 repeatedly until you see a long list of options.
2. Select the first option, it should be "Repair your computer"

You will see a brief Windows Vista loading screen and then it should go to a prompt asking for the language setting.

After you will see a list of options to choose from.

3. Choose "Dell Factory Image Restore"
4. Wait while it restores...
5. Click Restart.

You are done! Smile

Things to note:
- YES, it will delete your data. Use at your own risk.
- This will be an out of box configuration, with the same prompts and everything that you saw when you purchased the system.
- You will not have to enter any software keys to get into Windows

Follow me on Facebook or Twitter!----

Join the Gamer Army!
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index Technical Support
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours

Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy